MELODY MUPETA, Kitwe
THE Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) has urged on councils on the Copperbelt to intensify their efforts in curbing the sale of alcohol in open places.
Regional coordinator Sharon Chisanga said in an interview yesterday that the practice is contributing to alcohol abuse among young people.
Ms Chisanga urged councils and the police to continuously monitor markets so that liquor is not sold to underage patrons.
“We are calling on local authorities on the Copperbelt to step up their efforts in curbing the sale of liquor in open places because this is contributing to the high number of underage youths consuming alcohol,” she said.
Ms Chisanga said young people’s lives are being spoiled because alcohol consumption makes them indulge in vices such as premarital sex.